The story of Jaswant Singh Gill, the brave Chief Engineer who risked his own life by going down in the borehole in the capsule to save the lives of 64 miners, has caught the eye of Bollywood megastar Ajay Devgn who’s all set to make a film on Jaswant Singh Gill.
On November 13, 1989, as miners of Mahabir colliery of Eastern Coalfield Limited in Raniganj area of West Bengal were breaking coal walls by triggering blasts, the wall of an underground water table adjacent to where they were working, cracked. The water gushed in. Of the 220 miners working at the site, six lost their lives. Those closest to the lift were quickly pulled out, but 64 miners remained trapped inside. Jaswant Singh Gill was posted as the Additional Chief Mining Engineer there. Without giving it a second thought, he decided to go into the mine and save the trapped men as soon as he came to know about them.
As per reports, Akshay Kumar was also in a process to acquire the rights, the rumours suggested that Ajay had already acquired the rights to his story. Seemingly, now Ajay is making a film on the man and here’s what you should know about him.